Clubs, Classes, Results

RCYC Youth Regatta Wrap

by Marie Stinnes Youth Day was celebrated by local sailors of all backgrounds in Table Bay on Saturday and Sunday with 158 sailors taking part in the Youth Regatta, of which 112 were under the age of 28. The sailors who participated in this weekend’s Youth Regatta, hosted by the Royal Cape Yacht Club in partnership with the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) under the motto ‘Celebrating our youth, celebrating our future’, were faced with some challenging conditions both ... Read More »

Youth of Good Hope

Royal Cape Yacht Club to Celebrate Their Young Sailors this Weekend. The RCYC’s Youth Regatta is set to take place on Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 June, in partnership with the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI). Young sailors from around the Cape are geared up and ready to partake in the annual sailing event held in the waters of Table Bay. The Youth Regatta traditionally takes place on a weekend around the 16th of June to celebrate Youth ... Read More »

MSC Week incorporating J22 Nationals and L26 Provincials

Offshore of Durban: 2 – 6 July With the annual MSC Week almost upon us, crews are busy getting their boats in ship-shape for the five day regatta hosted by Point Yacht Club offshore of Durban from 2 – 6 July. Joining the MSC fleet are two of the biggest one class design classes in South African sailing. The J22s will be hosting their highly competitive nationals, together with the L26 Provincials. The L26s will be using this event as ... Read More »

CAPE TO RIO RACE 2020

The Notice of Race for Cape to Rio 2020 has been posted on the event website (www.cape2rio2020.com). The Cape to Rio is an Ocean Race across the South Atlantic between Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro, linking two of the world’s most beautiful sea ports. The first edition of the race dates back to 1971, and many legends of international yachting have competed in the event. “The race connects the iconic, exotic and historic into an incredible cocktail of deep ... Read More »

Harbour Clean Up

As part of the World Ocean’s Day, Point Yacht Club hosted a harbour clean up last Saturday. Over 300 people flocked down to the marina-based yacht club, with teams cleaning the shore and others being ferried to the island by boat. 400 bags of litter were collected in just over two hours and included in the clean-up were two plastic yellow road barriers that were buried on the island. The event co-organised by PYC sailor, Neil Millar from Winds of ... Read More »

Cape to Rio Race 2020. Updated Notice of Race

An updated version of the Cape to Rio Race ‘Notice of Race’ has been published. The UPDATED Notice of Race is: version 1.2 issued on 5 June 2018. Starts time for the various divisions are of interest: 10 START TIME AND PLACE, COURSES, FINISH 10.1 The Start will be in Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. There will be two starts and courses: a) Start 1: Cape to Rio via St Helena Island •·Start Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 1400B ... Read More »

Free Classified Adverts

Like most yachties, you in all likelihood have a garage bursting with old sailing equipment – whether old boats, fittings, sails, spars, winches, rudders, centerboards, dollies or trailers. Our Free Classified adverts on the SAILING Mag Blog now provide you with an easy way to de-clutter and turn some of your old ‘stuff’ into cash with the SAILING Mag Blog FREE Classifieds so that you free up space in your garage. Adverts can now be submitted online HERE So if ... Read More »

SA Olympians Giving Back

Two-time Olympic sailor Asenathi Jim will be sharing some of the knowledge he’s gained over many years of international competition. That’s after he was appointed as one of the training coaches to the junior team that will be representing South Africa at the Youth World Sailing Championships in the USA in July. Joining Jim as team leader and coach will be fellow Rio Olympic sailor Stefano Marcia, who will also travel with the team, thanks to the backing of Frontier ... Read More »

SA Sailing 420 Tender Application

SA Sailing has four 420 sailing dinghies for sale by tender. These boats have been well used by SailPro for team sailing and are not class compliant or in a race condition. Tender process: • The closing date for offers is midnight on 30 May 2018. • The successful applicant will be advised by 7 June 2018. • Valid offers are to be submitted on the tender form below and to be emailed to Wendy Adams – saswc@sailing.org.za – by ... Read More »

Hunter News &  Nationals 2018

by James King Another year another Nationals. For a number of reasons we didn’t have a particularly large fleet this year, but by jolly did we have a competitive one. I got to watch the action from the back of the fleet and it was fierce. Small mistakes were punished. The first weather mark rounding’s can only be described as a dog show. For me it was a real privilege to get to sail in and amongst these boats, albeit ... Read More »

L26 Nationals 2018. Willcox the Champ

Ten boats entered and forty-four sailors weighed in during registration. Adding the list of volunteers, the race committee, family and supporters to that number, LDYC witnessed an exciting congregation of many sailing enthusiasts over the long weekend. On Friday 27 April conditions were light and challenging and the race officer managed only one race. On Saturday conditions improved and four races were sailed. It was good tight racing through the fleet and by the end of the day one could ... Read More »

Vasco da Gama Ocean Race 2018

by Richard Crockett This was a ‘David and Goliath’ race – one of extreme contrasts and a battle between big and small. The weather, as I suppose one has come to expect, played a tough hand to competitors, with a complete compliment of good running downwind, strong headwinds to put it mildly, and patches of very light or no wind at all. That’s the Vasco da Gama Race – full stop. Tough and unrelenting. That’s what makes it challenging, that’s ... Read More »

Hobie 16 Nationals 2018

by Malcom Osborne The 2018 Hobie 16 National Championships was held at one of its root venues in this country – Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth. There was good participation of 34 from all parts of the country. On the first day, after the initial NW had eventually swung to the SE, the first race of the 2018 Hobie 16 Nationals got under way in very light breeze. But not without a general recall and the deployment of the U flag. ... Read More »

Holiday 23 Masters – Vaal Dam 27 April – 1 May

by Marlize Rossouw This is the time of year that all the H23’ers look forward to as the Holiday 23 Masters brought a total of 18 boats together in the racing and cruising divisions. This event surely did leave room for racing, having fun and getting to know all the owners of the H23’s. With very little wind on the first day, the yachts still managed to have a good sail, ending at VCA (Vaal Cruising Association) with a funny ... Read More »

LTC Phoenix Admiral’s Regatta Unites Sailors

Hout Bay Yacht Club hosted their 26th annual LTC Phoenix Admirals Regatta this past weekend. The regatta is one of the classic ocean sailing regattas in the South African yachting calendar. The event saw over fifty entries of both keelboats and sailing dinghies, and three days of beautiful sunny Cape Town autumn weather, with wind conditions varying from very light to fairly strong-wind sailing conditions. Hout Bay resident and businessman, Peter Roeloffze, has committed to the role of regatta director ... Read More »